Why WAEC Bans Secondary Schools In Imo For 5 Years

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has banned two secondary schools in Imo State from registering as an examination centre or presenting their students as candidates in any of its examinations for a period of 5 years.

The council also derecognised 28 schools for two years for engaging in examination malpractices, Punch reports.

The Head, Public Affairs of the council, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, who disclosed this on Thursday declined to name the affected schools.

He added that WAEC officials were “locked out for more than 30 minutes in the second school obviously to perpetrate examination malpractice.’’

He said, “We don’t usually name the schools because we refer to them by their centre numbers. For the derecognised schools, the examination can still hold in the school but we will not use their teachers as invigilator.”

”There are 28 of those schools across the country and they can still reapply after two years, telling us what they have put in place to prevent a recurrence of examination malpractice,” he added.

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